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Care & Maintenance

Sunset West’s furniture and appearance will be enjoyed for years to come with proper care and maintenance. Please review the following instructions thoroughly, as failure to maintain your furniture may void its warranty.

METAL

Sunset West offers metal frames in both powder coated aluminum and wrought iron. To clean, wash with a mild soap and warm water solution using a soft cloth. Do not use a coarse brush or harsh cleansers, as they may damage the finish. Always rinse and dry thoroughly after cleaning. We recommend covering your outdoor furniture with outdoor covers (sold separately) when left outside during inclement weather, and when not in use. Ensure frames and cushions are dry when covered, store cushions separately. Especially in freezing environments, outdoor furniture should be free from water and covered in the winter or stored in a shed or garage. While drain holes are preventative, water can still gather in the frames, freeze, and cause the finish to crack and the frame to burst. Coastal areas are very harsh on all metals - salt must be cleaned from frames on a regular basis or the finish may oxidize, discolor and/or blister. Finally, to maintain or restore the luster of your powder-coated finish, after-market products are available to refresh UV repellency and water repellency – apply as needed.

WOVEN RESIN

Resin weaves are virtually maintenance free, however; it is recommended to clean the frames on an occasional basis to prevent the build-up of dirt. In extreme climates where temperatures can reach above 100°, place furniture in 50% shaded areas. Cover your outdoor furniture with outdoor covers (sold separately) when left outside during inclement weather, and/or store when not in use. Finally, to maintain or restore the luster of your resin wicker, after-market products are available to refresh UV repellency and water repellency – apply as needed.

TEAK

Sunset West uses true natural teak wood in their Coastal Teak collection, that is then finished for a grey weathered look. To clean, wash with a mild soap and warm water solution using a soft cloth. DO NOT use harsh cleaners or abrasives as they will damage the finish. Our multi-step finish is applied to the rustic planks and then sealed with Golden Care® ‘Teak-Shield’. We recommend continuing to apply ‘Teak-Shield’ (sold separately) to aid the longevity of the finish. Touch-up kits are available through Sunset West to maintain your Coastal Teak finish as needed. When left exposed to the elements, the water-based finish will eventually wear away and uncover the natural teak underneath. The teak will then start its own natural weathering process, and slowly acquire the silver-gray patina that is the characteristic of untreated teak when exposed outdoors. Please note that during the weathering process, the appearance of the furniture may be uneven, but will eventually develop a beautiful, uniform, silvery-gray patina.

Cover your outdoor teak furniture with outdoor covers (sold separately) when left outside during inclement weather, and/or store when not in use. When storing teak, avoid moving your pieces to and from extreme temperature conditions - sharp differences in temperature and humidity may cause the wood to split.

ROPE

Sunset West crafts their rope furniture out of olefin rope, which is all-weather, colorfast, and stain resistant. Blot spills gently, and clean stains with mild soap and water and a soft cloth or very soft bristle brush. Do not use a coarse bush, or any abrasives when cleaning, as this may damage the rope and cause fraying. Cover your outdoor furniture with outdoor covers (sold separately) when left outside during inclement weather, and/or store when not in use. NATURAL

 

STONE

Sunset West offers occasional and fire tables in natural stone. Clean Granite or Carrara stone tops with a designated stone cleaner and soft cloth. Do not use harsh cleansers or abrasives. Blot spills with a paper towel or soft cloth immediately, then flush with water and very mild soap if necessary. Dry completely. For stubborn oil-based spills, use a nitrocellulose lacquer thinner (available at most home improvement stores) to dissolve and treat the stain. Do not use any acids or abrasives. We strongly advise sealing your stone furniture tops with a low sheen, impregnating stone sealer to protect your stone and maintain its beauty outdoors. For Gravelstone pieces, wash with a mild soap and warm water solution using a soft cloth as needed. Through normal use, heat may cause the stone to expand and contract, and micro fissures may appear. These are easily filled with a touch up kit available through Sunset West. Cover your outdoor stone furniture with outdoor covers (sold separately) when left outside during inclement weather, and/or store when not in use.

CUSHIONS

Sunset West uses premium Sunbrella® (solution dyed acrylic fabric). It is recommended to clean the fabrics on a regular basis to prevent the build-up of dirt and the chance of mildew to form. Wipe light spills with a clean, dry cloth. With regards to stubborn stains or spills, please visit www.sunbrella.com for specific care and cleaning details. Cover your outdoor cushions with outdoor covers (sold separately) when left outside during inclement weather, and when not in use. Allow cushions to drain if wet. If soaked through, stand cushion on its side to allow faster draining. Ensure cushions are dry when covered, store cushions separately. Clean sling fabric using a mild soap and warm water solution and soft cloth.

MOVING PARTS

For pieces with moving parts, ie wheels, swivels, or dining table leaves, periodically check and tighten all nuts and bolts as necessary to secure. This will ensure that all products continue to operate as they should.

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